President Nana Akufo-Addo suggests successive administrations of the New Patriotic Bash have been mentioned for coming up with ground breaking guidelines and interventions in the cocoa sector.
According to him, previous President Kufour’s administration, in addition to his, “have been noted for coming up with progressive guidelines and interventions in the sector”.
Cocoa Pest and Disease Regulate (CODAPEC) and Hello-Tech (fertilizer), the
President stated, have been introduced less than President Kufuor among 2001 and 2008.
Speaking at a ceremony to start the Cocoa Rehabilitation Programme on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Sefwi Wiawso, on an ongoing tour of the Western North Region, Akufo-Addo said that his Govt has introduced programmes aimed at sustaining the sector, and enhancing the livelihood of cocoa farmers and their dependents.
These procedures incorporate re-tooling and deepening of the Cocoa Illness and Pest Manage Programme (CODAPEC) streamlining of the Hello-TECH Programme to be certain equal entry to fertilizers and other farm inputs, as nicely as facilitating the development of cocoa farmer groups and cooperatives throughout the country, which have viewed more than 3 thousand (3,000) of them registered with the Department of Co-operatives and introduction of the new early or spring mass spraying policy.
The relaxation are the introduction of the novel hand pollination programme introduction of the mass pruning workout introduction of motorized weed slashers and pruners, also a new plan introduction of irrigation on cocoa farms, which is about to be scaled up from pilot trials and the increased cocoa rehabilitation programme, which the President introduced on the day.
President Akufo-Addo instructed the accumulating that, considering that his assumption of office
some a few years and nine months in the past, governing administration has “not relented in our quest to give the cocoa field the needed strengthen and
facelift it deserves.”